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Author Topic: 1st Dose  (Read 15742 times)

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Offline plumbob

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1st Dose
« on: July 18, 2013, 08:33:38 am »
Hello everyone,
  I just administered my 1st dose in my 3 drug therapy,,wish me luck. This is my 2nd attempt at this,,the  1st ended when I could not take the side effects of Incivek. I will be using the boceprovir with the interferon and ribavirin. I hope I can manage because I am somewhat of a wimp when it comes to pain and discomfort. I just wanted to say hello and let others know of my situation.
                           bobby

Offline iana5252

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Re: 1st Dose
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2013, 08:43:48 am »
Welcome to the forums Bobby.

Best of luck with the treatment. Please keep us updated on your progress!

- Ian

Offline natalie23

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Re: 1st Dose
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2013, 01:26:28 pm »
welcome bobby good luck with slaying the dragon

Offline jberlin

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Re: 1st Dose
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2013, 06:17:49 pm »
Best wishes Bobby!  As a person that completed the Incivek triple therapy I will be interested in how you feel the treatment is different and hopefully more tolerable.  They say how many weeks you have to go through treatment?  Fingers crossed for you!

Offline plumbob

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Re: 1st Dose
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2013, 09:10:58 am »
Hi j  doc did not say how many weeks. my viral load was 180k so treatment might go very well.1st day and night went ok,,we will have to see how things progress. I will try to give updates..
      peace,b

Offline plumbob

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Re: 1st Dose
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2013, 02:27:56 pm »
Second injection today, so far so good. Go to doc next Thursday and get checked.

Offline plumbob

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Re: 1st Dose
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2013, 11:29:21 am »
I guess it's time for an update. After 7 weeks of interferon and ribavirin, my viral load went from 160k to less than 4 k. After adding the victrellis for an additional couple of weeks, my virus is now undetectable. I hope I can continue until the end of treatment.

Offline jberlin

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Re: 1st Dose
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2013, 03:35:23 pm »
Good luck!  As a 72 week recipient of the joys of interferon, let me assure you that the ends (cure!) justify the means!  I was declared cured May 2013 after contracting in December 1976!  Stay strong!  Here is a great diary of someone that took the same treatment you are on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZGu3eFoF0g Ana is wonderful to listen to.

Offline lporterrn

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Re: 1st Dose
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2013, 09:26:30 pm »
Congratulations Bobby! I know it is hard, but at least your liver is getting a break. Thank you for the update. Let us know if you need anything to help you stay committed.
Lucinda Porter, RN
1988 Contracted HCV
1997 Interferon nonresponder
2003 PEG + ribavirin responder-relapser
2013 Cured (Harvoni + ribavirin clinical trial)
https://www.hepmag.com/blogger/lucindakporter

Offline Elijah

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Re: 1st Dose
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2013, 04:08:33 pm »
I had the interferon and ribavirin but I saw no decrease after 7 months so the treatment was stopped.Those 7 months were hell on me.Glad you are getting results bite the bullet and kill that SOB.

Offline karenhoyt

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Re: 1st Dose
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2013, 08:31:58 pm »
I keep checking to see if you updated. I hope everything is going well for you and that you get the undetected!
Karen Hoyt

Offline charlotte

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Re: 1st Dose
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2013, 01:07:30 pm »
Elijah, will you be able to try the triple therapy since the double therapy treatment didnt work.  The double therapy  didn't work for me either but the triple (adding the Incivek) did.

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Re: 1st Dose
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2013, 06:04:40 pm »
Hi Everyone, as we have this discussion about retreatments, keep in mind that we are on the cusp of 2 new treatments which may be approved early December. I wrote about them in my blog. The Gilead regimen looks like a game changer.
Lucinda
Lucinda Porter, RN
1988 Contracted HCV
1997 Interferon nonresponder
2003 PEG + ribavirin responder-relapser
2013 Cured (Harvoni + ribavirin clinical trial)
https://www.hepmag.com/blogger/lucindakporter

 


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